Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)

The ADVANCED LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (ALA) is open to all high school juniors and seniors ages 16 to 18. The ALA is a ­five day practical and experiential program where participants deeply examine their own leadership capabilities. The curriculum is based on the college text Leadership for a Better World. At ALA, students learn how to use their abilities to organize and lead a service or social entrepreneurship project to address societal issues and create meaningful change. Participants meet other successful youth who have led service projects and started nonpro­fits and businesses. HOBY alumni are encouraged to bring their friends to share the HOBY experience. ALA students leave the program with a practical action plan to pursue in the year following their ALA experience. Support is provided to students after the program to coach them through their project implementation and success.